The Ondo State Security Agency Network, the Amotekun, on Wednesday, said it had captured a few people regarding the killing of the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Israel Adeusi.
Oba Adeusi was killed by gunmen at Elegbeka on the Akure-Owo-Benin Expressway in the Ose Local Government Area of the state last Thursday.
The ruler was on his way back from Akure, where he went for a meeting when he ran into the assassins.
The state Commander of Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, announced the capture of the suspects while addressing pressmen in Akure.
He, nonetheless, didn’t reveal the personalities and number of the suspects.
According to the Amotekun boss, the suspects were arrested by the men of the outfit, who combed the forest after the incident.
He said three kidnap victims were also rescued by his men during the operation.
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“We combed the forest in Elegbeka and we are able to arrest some suspects and they are undergoing interrogation. We rescued three victims from the Elegbeka forest on the same night that the traditional ruler of Ifon was killed’’, he said.
“On the recent kidnap in the state, our men, in collaboration with the conventional security agencies, local hunters, vigilantes, and the OPC went into the forest and we were able to make some arrests and those arrested are undergoing various levels of interrogation
“What we observed in the last two weeks is a downward trend in criminal activities within the state. This is why the Amotekun Corps decided to change tactics so that we can sustain the relative peace in the state.
“We have commenced what we tagged: ‘Operation Clean Up’ in the state. This is to take the war against criminality to every corner of the state rather than wait for the criminals to come out.”